Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization in Singapore
Urinary catheterization is needed for individuals who are unable to urinate on their own. This helps to avoid a build-up of urine, which may cause complications. Book a Homage nurse to assist with the procedure today!
About Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization
An indwelling urinary catheter (also known as a foley catheter or long-term catheter) is a hollow, flexible tube inserted through the urethra into the bladder that drains urine into an external collection bag (urine bag). Once the catheter has been inserted, a small balloon on the internal end is inflated with sterile water to keep it in. The balloon is deflated when the catheter needs to be removed.
Do note that Homage nurses will not be able to do male catheterization due to the complexity of the procedure. Our Homage health team can refer you to a doctor for further assistance.
Who Needs an Indwelling Catheter?
Individuals who are unable to urinate on their own or are immobile will require a urinary catheter to avoid a build-up of urine, which has the potential to cause pressure in the kidneys and lead to kidney failure.
Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization Procedure
- Urinary catheter: brand and size of the tube (sizes 12, 14 or 16)
- Sterile lubricating jelly
- Catheterization or dressing set
- Chlorhexidine solution
- Latex gloves
- Protective sheet
- Urine bag
- Urine bag hanger
- Micropore tape
- Ensure that you have the items above at home
- 1-way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed
Cost of Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization in Singapore
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Top questions about Female Indwelling Urinary Catheterization
How long can an indwelling catheter stay in?
An indwelling catheter usually stays in place for 2 to 12 weeks, depending on the material it is made of and whether the individual is prone to infections and blockages.
What are the 3 types of catheter?
There are three types of urinary catheters:
- Indwelling or Foley catheters
Indwelling catheters can be inserted two ways: via the urethra (indwelling urethral catheters) or a small hole in the abdomen (indwelling suprapubic catheters)
- Short-term or intermittent catheters
- External or condom catheters
Read our guide to learn more about the different types of urinary catheters.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
Are there subsidies for Homage's urinary catheterization services?
Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.
How fast can I receive care by Homage?
Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional for catheter care, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.
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